KINDNESS from La Trinidad, Benguet neighbors has been recognized by Baguio City legislators.

A resolution expressing heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the local government unit of La Trinidad was approved by the Baguio City Council in this week’s regular session.

Thanks were in order after citing the leadership of La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda and Vice Mayor Roderick Awingan, including all the Sangguniang Bayan members, volunteers, stall owners and the farmers who provided free vegetables to the people of Baguio.

The resolution was raised by Councilor Arthur Allad-iw and adopted and approved by the entire council saying, “since time immemorial and prior to the Spaniard's declaration of La Trinidad and Baguio City as among the Rancheria or township under the Distrito de Benguet, indigenous peoples of said areas had very strong socio-cultural relations with each other ranging from cooperation, friendship, aid and support.”

Allad-iw said, “the relationship, particularly during natural disasters, is continuously nurtured at present between the local government units of Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet and manifested in La Trinidad’s program known as the “Inter-Local Government Units Cooperation And Assistance To Covid-19 Lockdown Local Government Units,” and Baguio City’s lockdown barangays including those already lifted from lockdown are extended of these free vegetables through the coordination of their barangay officials to the local government unit of La Trinidad.”

The alderman said, “in the words of gratitude of an official in the benefited barangay, we extend our thanks and gratitude for sponsoring us as one of the beneficiaries of the vegetable relief, which would surely benefit our constituents during this locked down period.”